Student Life

Core Virtues & Habits

The theological virtues of faith, hope, and love (1 Cor. 13:13) characterize the kind of soul that is in perfect fellowship with both God and neighbor. The cardinal virtues of prudence, justice, temperance, and courage are a blueprint for the kind of soul without which a good society would not be possible. They originate as the four essential virtues from Plato’s Republic Book IV and were expanded upon by Cicero, Augustine, and Aquinas in subsequent centuries.
Faith: Believing in God and his Truth.
Hope: Trusting in God’s plan, and giving up our own will for his.
Love: Desiring God as the highest good, and striving for the well-being of others.
Prudence: Deciding wisely on when and how to act, and what to do.
Justice: Doing always what is fair and impartial.
Temperance: Shaping our desires to want what is good.
Courage: Standing up for what is right, even at personal risk.

Lower School Habits

Habit of Attention
The habit of attention requires that one fix mind and body steadily on the matter at hand.

Habit of Obedience
The habit of obedience requires prompt responses to good authority and willing acceptance of natural consequences.

Habit of Respect
The habit of respect requires using good manners and self-control in both words and actions.

Habit of Responsibility
The habit of responsibility requires completing tasks on time and caring for personal belongings and school property.

Upper School Habits

Habit of Punctuality
The habit of punctuality requires that obligations must be met in a timely manner.

Habit of Thoroughness
The habit of thoroughness requires that tasks must be completed to the best of one’s ability.

Habit of Self-Control
The habit of self-control requires mastery over one’s actions and the ability to delay gratification.

Habit of Integrity
The habit of integrity requires truthfulness in thought, word, and deed, so that one is without reproach.


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Jackson, WY 83002
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Polly Friess
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